November 23, 2012
Dear Minister Aglukkaq,
Re: Health Canada Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study
Attached is a noise report relating to a family in close proximity to industrial wind turbines.
The Weaver/Rooney family is one of those for which a pre- and post-turbine submission was forwarded to Health Canada "Health Canada submission_November 23 2012 FINAL" and "Pre_Post_Wind turbine submission_Updated February 4 2013" respectively.
The family is reporting serious health effects that are associated with the start-up of the facility in December 2012.
A noise study was conducted and the results indicate "that the IWT generated noise does not comply with the MOE noise guidelines ~50% of the time and that SPL’s are above the predicted “worst case” ~59% of the time."
The family started journal December 26, 2012 and have maintained it to date. The attached contains extracts for the period of time that that the noise measuring equipment was set up at the family residence. The journal records the quality of life and health problems experienced by the family [see attached Appendix B of the report].
The journal documents many negative sleep events where one or both members of the family could not sleep. In some cases, sleep medication was required or members had to sleep away from their home
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